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abjection

[ab-jek-shuh n] /æbˈdʒɛk ʃən/
noun
1.
the condition of being servile, wretched, or contemptible.
2.
the act of humiliating.
3.
Mycology. the release of spores by a fungus.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English abjectioun (< Middle French) < Latin abjectiōn-, stem of abjectiō casting away, equivalent to abject(us) (see abject) + -iōn- -ion; or ab- + (e)jection
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  • abjection to children often correlates directly with churlishness to mates.
Word Origin and History for abjection
n.

early 15c., from Old French abjection (14c.), from Latin abjectionem (nominative abjectio) "dejection, despondency," literally "a throwing away," noun of action from past participle stem of abicere (see abject).

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